CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – FRANCE – AUDIOVISUAL – BROADCAST OF A "MAJOR EVENT" – CHAIN OF INFORMATION – SANCTION

Audiovisual: The French Administrative Supreme Court rules that a chain "dedicated to information" cannot broadcast live and in full a major sporting event (BFM TV)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel having been informed of the intention of the Altice Group, the exclusive holder of the broadcasting rights for the final of the Champions League, to broadcast this event live on 1 June 2019 on the television service of its subsidiary BFM TV, the broadcasting regulator a, in a decision of 3 April 2019, considered that such programming appeared to it to be incompatible with Article 3-1-1 of the agreement of 19 July 2005 concluded between the television channel and the regulator, since such a broadcast did not correspond to any of the categories of programme which BFM TV is authorised to broadcast. Subsequently,

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Sebastien Martin, Audiovisual: The French Administrative Supreme Court rules that a chain "dedicated to information" cannot broadcast live and in full a major sporting event (BFM TV), 31 December 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94973, pp. 198-200

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